Indicted Mason County Sheriff To Seek Re-Election

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Associated Press

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Updated Fri, Jan 27, 2012 2:58 pm

A West Virginia sheriff indicted this month on 42 felony counts including wanton endangerment and embezzlement is seeking re-election.
    
A clerk confirmed Friday that Mason County Sheriff David Anthony has filed candidacy papers to seek a second term.
    
County commissioners began the process of trying to remove Anthony from office after he was indicted.
    
Some of the charges are related to an incident last fall when he allegedly fired a gun over the head of his 13-year-old son.
    
The charges include wanton endangerment, child neglect creating risk of injury, domestic assault and shooting near a dwelling.
    
Anthony also faces charges of fraud, embezzlement and unauthorized use of a government purchasing card.
    
He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
 

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